OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
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Accessibility & UDL: Accessibility Review Tools (Canvas, Office & More)

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Evaluating platforms and materials for accessibility up front eliminates frustration and lost time when it counts most. In this workshop, we will complete an accessibility review of Canvas LMS pages using a checklist of relevant WCAG requirements. Attendees will become familiar with WCAG resources and standards, gain experience recognizing and correcting inaccessible design, and be guided in building a framework to implement accessibility in their design process.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Accessibility & UDL: Creating Accessible Course Documents (PC and Mac combined)

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Overview: Traditionally, accessibility is understood to be a way to provide access to physical spaces and content for people with disabilities. While that is critical, it is also a narrow way of conceptualizing accessibility. This workshop will introduce participants to the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), which provides a framework for designing courses, assessments, materials, methods, and learning environments that proactively account for variability in the population. UDL draws from decades of research in neuroscience, cognitive sciences, and education sciences to promote practical and conceptual frames for the design and delivery of courses. Unlike traditional approaches to accessibility, UDL advocates providing access to not just physical spaces and content, but to learning and expert learning. Unlike traditional accessibility, UDL advocates the provision of access not only to individuals with disabilities, but to everyone. This workshop will go introduce UDL theory and practice, then look specifically at participants’ courses to walk through a UDL design sequence from closely examining goals to developing well designed assessments to the provision of options for learning in methods and materials. By the end of the workshop, participants will have had the chance to re-design one unit of their course and the skills to expand these strategies to other units therein.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Accessibility & UDL: Enhancing Video Learning with Captions

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Captioning, once thought to be exclusively for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, has well researched benefits for ALL learners. Indeed, captions are known to improve attention, retention, and comprehension of learning videos. In this hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn multiple ways to efficiently and effectively caption their own videos using YouTube or Canvas Studio. Join: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/91654727385

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Adobe Spark: Easy Ways You Can Have Your Students Create Assignments

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Spark is a free cloud-based application that empowers you to create creative social media Post, Pages and Videos with voice-over. It’s very easy to use, and creating content is just a mouse click away. Adobe even provides stock photos and royalty-free music for the videos you create. Adobe has created a wonderful tool for producing online content. Because the application is cloud-based, you can start a project on one computer and continue editing it on another computer or device.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Camtasia: Creating Instruction

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Would you like to record your desktop and make amazing videos to deliver instruction? Need an easy way to provide course guidance or feedback on an assignment? It’s easy with Camtasia’s built in screen recorder. You can make your videos stand out by adding visual effects, animated backgrounds, cursor highlights, callout shapes, royalty-free music, and you can even add quiz questions. All these features will be demonstrated and you will have time to create a video to share with your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Analytics for Student Success

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Analytics can improve student success by providing insight into student learning behaviors. Faculty will learn how to assess the effectiveness of their online teaching methods, identify areas that need improvement, and identify at-risk students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Assignments and Grades

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This workshop will focus on the Canvas assignment tool faculty can use to track and/or improve student learning. Instructors will also learn the relationship between Canvas assignments and the grade book. We'll go beyond the nuts and bolts of assignment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: Getting Started with Canvas Studio

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This workshop will provide an overview of the Canvas Studio video platform - the next-generation online video learning platform. Canvas Studio integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly create media interaction and active learning experiences in the online classroom. Learn how Canvas Studio can engage both students and instructors, provide insightful viewing analytics, generate captions, and turn video and audio content into conversation. All workshops are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Zoom session link: https://tiny.utk.edu/studio-training

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: New Quizzes

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New Quizzes, Canvas' newest quiz engine, will eventually replace the Classic Quiz tool in Canvas. New Quizzes offers many benefits for online assessment, including a redesigned, more modern interface, a variety of new question types, detailed quiz log information, and more! Join us in this workshop session to learn how New Quizzes functions and compares to Classic Quizzes.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Canvas: What's New in Online@UT

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What's New in Canvas - Join us for this one-hour workshop and explore the latest updates in Online@UT (Canvas). It is important to stay up to date as features and functionality get added, changed, or removed frequently in Canvas. Come learn new and upcoming enhancements inside the Canvas interface!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Classroom Tech: Classroom Technology Consultations

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Do you need help learning how to use the technology in your classroom? Are you wondering how to record your lecture for students who are isolating? Register below for a one-on-one consultation via Zoom with an OIT trainer who can help you learn the best way to record your lecture and use the classroom technology that best fits your teaching style. We have multiple trainers scheduled for each of these 45-minute sessions. After you register, check your email for a message with the subject line: Classroom Technology Consultation. This email will include the name of your trainer, the Zoom link to use, and a question asking whether you would like to use your classroom or have us reserve one for you.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: Lecture Creation Using Zoom

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Join OIT experts for a workshop on lecture creation using Zoom. Experts from both instructional design and video production will guide you through the process of recording your Zoom lectures. Topics covered include lecture structure and delivery for a Zoom environment, camera placement, audio, lighting, and editing. This workshop is open to instructors of all ability levels who want to improve their online lectures or recordings using Zoom. Workshops will be available live on Zoom where an instructional designer and a video production specialist will guide you through using Zoom and answer any questions you may have.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Instructing: Leveraging Student Devices for Active Learning

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"Can you imagine your life without a computer or smartphone? They make our lives easier, more efficient, and more connected. This goes for students, too! Rather than thinking of these devices as digital distractions, instructors can view them as opportunities for interaction, creativity, collaboration, research, and more! In this LIVE online workshop you will: 1. Explore the challenges and opportunities for active learning presented by student digital devices in online and on-campus course delivery formats. 2. Brainstorm some practical ideas and strategies for managing digital distractions and using student devices for active learning in your courses."

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Materia: Engage Students with Interactive Course Widgets

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Engage your students and diversify your content by adding interactive learning activities to your Canvas courses. Join us for a live demo of Materia on how to access and customize these interactive “widgets,” add them to your Canvas courses, track their usage, and report on student progress. After the demo, we will answer questions about how to use Materia to enhance your Canvas course site.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft Bookings: Overview

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This workshop will walk you through the basics of setting up Microsoft Bookings. Bookings is an online app that makes scheduling appointments a breeze. Bookings can be setup for single use or for your entire office.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft Excel: Tips & Tricks

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In this workshop, you will see some of my favorite features in Microsoft Excel, including using tables and pivot tables to look at data, data validation for data entry and more.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft Sway: Building a Quick Online Presentation

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This workshop will teach you how to create a presentation without staying up all night to learn a new software package. Sway is a Microsoft app available to all UT faculty, staff, and students at no additional cost. Participants will learn how to quickly create a web-based, shareable presentation from an existing Word document. Easily add PDFs, videos, and other media to your presentation. Quickly adjust your presentation color-theme based on images in within your presentation. There will be time for a Q&A session.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Microsoft Teams: Overview

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Get a quick overview of how to use Microsoft Teams for your group. Learn about chats, channels, scheduling video calls, and lots more. We'll leave time for Q&A at the end to answer any specific questions you have.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Accessibility & UDL: Designing Accessible Course Materials

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This workshop series provides opportunity for faculty to learn about the benefits and applied principles for proactively designing courses that are accessible for all learners. Specific topics include why and how to design accessible material, including: word documents, PDFs, Canvas pages, and video & audio. It is intended to be a practical survey, guiding participants through the steps to make material accessible on the level of providing perceptual access and utility for everyone. As part of the workshop, participants will practice applying these concepts to actual course material from their courses with guided oversight and support. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/D9JTMB

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Best Practices for Assessment Design & Delivery

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Putting your final exam online? Need ideas for how to assess learner progress in Canvas? This is a one-stop location for asynchronous, self-paced training related to designing and delivering effective tests and assessments online. Topics include pedagogy and design, using Canvas to construct tests and assessments, and facilitating feedback effectively. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/6WEPDH.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Folio: Digital Tool for Assessment and Student Career Prep

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Canvas Folio is an electronic portfolio tool that students, faculty, and staff can use to craft a professional digital version of their resume or portfolio. Folio is fully integrated with Canvas and is more robust than Canvas’ ePortfolio tool. Students have lifetime access to their Folio and can continue to contribute to it after graduation. This self-paced, online course features how-to resources for creating, customizing, and sharing your Folio, and examples of Folios for various disciplines. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/B7KWRF

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Canvas Training for Faculty

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This workshop is designed to familiarize instructors with the need-to-know tools and features of Canvas in order to design, deliver, and manage your course effectively. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/WMMY8E

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Clicker Self-Service

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This course will equip you with the tools and knowledge to pose response-driven questions in real-time during your course instruction. Whether you teach with Powerpoint or other presentation styles, you can use the TurningPoint software to ask and receive responses. This response system also allows you to sync the responses to Canvas for class participation scores or quizzes. By completing this course you will have the ability to:
• Setup your Canvas course to use clickers
• Create questions in PowerPoint, Anywhere Polling (questions over other software), Self-paced quizzes (participants answer at their own pace), or Scheduled quizzes.
• Sync grades to Canvas
Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/CBGWWE

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Implementing UDL on Canvas

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Canvas offers robust tools for accessible and engaging course design. This course helps instructors and instructional designers learn how to maximize the design of Canvas courses using the principles and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The course also models best practices for Canvas course design, offering rich opportunities to both experience and learn. As a self-paced asynchronous learning experience, you may complete the course whenever and wherever you'd like and at your own pace. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/M8Y8M9

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: OER: Avoiding Copyright Issues With Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Learn how to use Open Educational Resources (OER) in your presentations and course materials, and save students money by using open textbooks. OER are materials licensed for sharing by their creators. This self-paced, online course covers how to find them, evaluate OER for fit and quality, properly attribute and license OER, share OER, and how to guide others in creating OER. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL: https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/K4L8AC

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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ONLINE, SELF-PACED: Teaching Online Reboot: Canvas and Zoom

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Learn the general framework for easily creating Canvas course sites by applying a new course template as well as techniques to manage the online classroom environment using Zoom. Log in to Canvas with your NetID and Password to begin this workshop at your own pace at the following URL, https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/63EGGE.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Panopto: How to Pre-Record Lectures and Create Course Content

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**NEW** This workshop will introduce you to Panopto, our new lecture capture system that you can use to either record a lecture live in the classroom or pre-record a lecture for viewing outside of class. Panopto is a user-friendly platform that interfaces directly with Canvas and Zoom. You will learn how to record, manage, edit, and distribute content. With Panopto, you'll be able to host your lecture recordings, digitized films and supplemental videos, and other course-related videos used for instruction while managing all of it within Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Zoom: Breakout Rooms

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Breakout rooms can be a useful part of the Zoom experience, from organizing group discussions during class time to running multiple presentations in a conference type setting. The agenda will cover how breakout rooms work in Zoom: how they’re created, what they’re useful for, and the latest available features. Attendees will get to experience breakout rooms firsthand in this session, and they’ll also be given the opportunity to take control of the session and get experience creating and using breakout rooms themselves.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
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Zoom: Introduction to LiveOnline@UT

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have interactive, high-quality video and audio conferences from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Acrobat: Basics

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There are two version of Acrobat--Reader DC and Acrobat Pro DC. Acrobat Reader DC’s primary purpose is for reading, sorting, and filling out PDF forms. In this one-hour workshop we’ll focused on Acrobat Pro for those times you require additional functionality such as editing and mark-up, updating a PDF, designing a form to be filled-out and signed, and many advanced features. You’ll learn the basics of the tools available and what they do. We’ll even teach you how to create a basic digital signature, and show you how to convert a file from PDF to a Word document.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe After Effects: Create Simple Animations for Explaining a Concept in Your Presentations

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The Adobe After Effects workshop provides an introduction to the software and teaches you various tips and tricks to easily animate online or in person presentations. By learning these tools, you will have the ability to transform your presentations, filling them with life and movement, and ultimately creating an engaging environment for demonstrating and learning. Best part of it is, no former knowledge on After Effects is required! The workshop entails setting up your composition as well as the essential basics for animating. We will demonstrate how to mask objects and create shapes that you can then animate and create movement. You will learn how to highlight important topics by animating lines and arrows across your screen. You will learn how to animate text onto your composition. Finally, we will cover how to convert your finished product into a video for all to see. Don’t worry, we will provide ample time to answer questions from the audience!

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Canvas: Foundations: Getting Started

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This workshop provides a foundational overview of basic features and functionality available in Canvas that allows instructors to build and support engaging courses.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage: Options for UTK Faculty/Staff

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Online Course Management Tools (Advanced)

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An advanced overview on the university-supported online course management tools, Online@UT (Canvas) and LiveOnline@UT (Zoom).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Promoting Student Engagement & Success in the Online Classroom

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This hands-on session introduces faculty to strategies and tools that promote and sustain student engagement in both asynchronous and synchronous online classes.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Screencasting Tips to Enhance Teaching and Learning

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Video screen capture, known as screencasting, is an excellent way to provide students with quick, short, “just in time” instruction that’s available for them to access anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. Screencasting is also an excellent option for providing annotated feedback, or a creative means for students to share and demonstrate knowledge. In this workshop we will explore options for creating and sharing screencasts to enhance both teaching and learning, using your own available video capture technology (e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc.), Canvas or Zoom.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Instructing: Teaching, Learning & Assessment in Large Online Courses

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Whether you are teaching an online class of fifty or five hundred, this session will help you learn specifics related to the effective design and delivery of a large online class. Join experienced online instructional faculty and staff as they present strategies for successfully teaching and managing high enrollment courses, including techniques for assessing student learning.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LinkedIn Learning: Creating Collections & Groups

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Participants will gain an understanding of how to use LinkedIn Learning as admin, how to create collections, creating reports, and posting to Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
LinkedIn Learning: Using LinkedIn Learning Groups

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With LinkedIn Learning, you can both assign and monitor the completion of LinkedIn Learning content for your students by creating a group for your class. Learn how to manage your groups and join us via Zoom for one of these the 30-minute training sessions. Learn more on our OIT site and get the ICS file for downloading your calendar invitation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.